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Alison Claire Burnette Sociology 101 Chapter 10 – Essay 1. Why do you think it has been especially difficult to convince men to share the housework? How did your parents divide housework? How do you plan to do this in your own marriage? I think that it is difficult to convince men to share in housework because of our cultural standards. Typically, “taking care of the home and children has been considered ‘women’s work’” (pg. 285). In addition, I think that some aspects of the fact that women do most housework has been because of biological differences. Women are the ones who become pregnant and have children – a process that takes months. Add to that the time it takes to raise a child, and that process can take years out of a woman’s working life. For women to take so much time off of work, I think that men (husbands, boyfriends, etc…) feel a lot of pressure to support a family with just one income. I think this gives men inflated egos – they think that they do such hard work; staying home and raising children couldn’t possibly be THAT hard. I think that my parents are pretty good about dividing housework fairly. They set a good
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